• Class Number 1573
  • Term Code 3220
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
  • COURSE CONVENER
    • AsPr Kate Ogg
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 01/11/2021
  • Class End Date 31/03/2022
  • Census Date 07/01/2022
  • Last Date to Enrol 02/11/2021
SELT Survey Results

Jessup Moot is a summer session elective. It is the Australian round of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

Members of the Jessup team are all expected to prepare the written memorials and participate in the internal ANU practice moots. The team then participates in the Australian rounds of the Jessup Moot competition and, if the team reaches the Final of the Australian rounds, would compete in the International Rounds.


There is a maximum of 5 team members.

Applications for selection for the Summer Jessup Moot team close in the second semester of the year prior.


Further information will be located on the ANU College of Law website.

More details of Jessup Moot can be viewed at the Jessup website http://www.ilsa.org/jessup/.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Synthesise and evaluate the underlying principles and significant norms of international law.
  2. Moot in the role of advocate at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), demonstrating adaptability in practise and competition moots by taking a range of positions within the advocacy team and either side of the legal dispute.
  3. Synthesise and communicate a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to the judges of the ICJ.
  4. Analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge to develop solutions to complex international law problems.
  5. Define, plan and conduct legal research on international law in order to produce applicant and respondent memorials for the Jessup Moot competition.

Research-Led Teaching

The convenor is an expert in International Law, who has participated in Jessup as a student competitor, coach, and judge in various national competitions and at the international level. A major part of the work undertaken by students is their own research, with guidance and feedback from the convenor and co-coach.

Students will be expected to make full use of the ANU Law library resources, as well as online resources for their research.

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

  • written comments
  • verbal comments
  • feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). Feedback can also be provided to Course Conveners and teachers via the Student Experience of Learning & Teaching (SELT) feedback program. SELT surveys are confidential and also provide the Colleges and ANU Executive with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Preparing written memorials Starting in November and ending early January. Two memorials, one for the fictitious applicant and one for the fictitious respondent is collaboratively researched, drafted, edited and submitted on the due date determined by the Jessup International Law Moot Competition organisers.
2 Preparing oral arguments Starting mid January and ending early April. Students prepare and practice oral arguments for the fictitious applicant and respondent. Regular practices sessions each week. Collaborative research and re-drafting of arguments. The National Jessup International Law Moot competition takes place late March or early April. The two winning universities progress to the International competition in April.

Tutorial Registration

N/A

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Jessup Moot 100 % 23/04/2022 1,2,3,4,5

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details

Policies

ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines , which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Integrity Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the Academic Skills website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.

Participation

Students are expected to dedicate 5 days a week of their time to this course and to producing the outcome of the the two written memorials by early January. At times this commitment may increase. From January to March, students are expected to be available most days of the week, and to dedicate the equivalent of at least four days a week to the research, drafting, practicing and refining of the oral arguments. This expectation is the same for any student who is not selected to be a speaker in the national or international rounds, as these students will be playing the role of co-counsel and supporting the research, redrafting and practice sessions.

Examination(s)

There are no formal examinations.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 100 %
Return of Assessment: 23/04/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

Jessup Moot

A final grade will be given to all team members at the close of the national competition. There is no rubric, however performance will take into account team work, collaboration, work ethic, use of feedback, adaptability, and research skills. Students who do not compete in the oral rounds in the national or international competition will not receive a lower grade.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. The University’s students are an integral part of that community. The academic integrity principle commits all students to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support, academic integrity, and to uphold this commitment by behaving honestly, responsibly and ethically, and with respect and fairness, in scholarly practice.


The University expects all staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle, the Academic Integrity Rule 2021, the Policy: Student Academic Integrity and Procedure: Student Academic Integrity, and to uphold high standards of academic integrity to ensure the quality and value of our qualifications.


The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 is a legal document that the University uses to promote academic integrity, and manage breaches of the academic integrity principle. The Policy and Procedure support the Rule by outlining overarching principles, responsibilities and processes. The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 commences on 1 December 2021 and applies to courses commencing on or after that date, as well as to research conduct occurring on or after that date. Prior to this, the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 applies.

 

The University commits to assisting all students to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. All coursework students must complete the online Academic Integrity Module (Epigeum), and Higher Degree Research (HDR) students are required to complete research integrity training. The Academic Integrity website provides information about services available to assist students with their assignments, examinations and other learning activities, as well as understanding and upholding academic integrity.

Online Submission

You will be required to submit the written memorials according to the instructions of the Jessup International Law Moot Competition organisers, by the due date. Please note this will NOT be via Turnitin.

Hardcopy Submission

N/A

Late Submission

  • Late submission not permitted. If submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date is not permitted, a mark of 0 will be awarded.

Referencing Requirements

The Academic Skills website has information to assist you with your writing and assessments. The website includes information about Academic Integrity including referencing requirements for different disciplines. There is also information on Plagiarism and different ways to use source material.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information.
In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service – including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy.
If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.

Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).

AsPr Kate Ogg
+61 2 6125 1718
kate.ogg@anu.edu.au

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